like many people buying or considering buying these shoes, i work in a hospital and am on my feet much of the day. they are nice enough looking to be 'professional' and are comfortable for long hours. my only complaints are that the sizing chart is misleading (i wear a 8-8.5, and ordered 39's originally. i had to return them for 40's which the chart says is a 9. i have never worn 9 for any other shoes. also, i would say i have moderately high arches at best, but the top of the shoe does put pressure on the top of my arches. overall, good shoes that i expect to wear for years.